Vorosmarty Ter, Budapest

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    Fountain - Oroszlános kút

    by grayfo Updated Feb 7, 2014

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    A popular meeting place in Vörösmarty Square; especially Tour Guides is the Lion Fountain (Oroszlános kút), also very popular with children who love to climb on the lion statues whilst their parents rest on the fountain's steps. The fountain was built in 1985 over a well and was created by László Wild and sculptor Ágnes Péter; the four stone lions surround an old ornate iron lamppost in its centre.

    July 2012

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    Statue - Mihály Vörösmarty

    by grayfo Written Feb 7, 2014

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    Mihály Vörösmarty (1 December 1800 – 19 November 1855) was an important Hungarian poet and dramatist who was best known for his patriotic lyrics, which is the reason that his statue stands here in the middle of Budapest. The monument was sculptured by Ede Telcs in 1908 and shows the poet sitting atop a pedestal limestone blocks, he is surrounded by figures representing various classes of society, including a farmer and peasant girl, people in traditional Magyar dress, a student, and a worker with his wife and young son.

    July 2012

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    Vörösmarty tér - Vörösmarty Square

    by grayfo Written Jan 24, 2014

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    Vörösmarty square is a public square and one of the most popular places in the downtown section of Budapest; it is a hub of activity, with luxury stores, antique shops and a famous pastry shop. The square is the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca and boasts a statue of poet Mihály Vörösmarty, a fenced park and a fountain flanked by stone lions, the British Embassy is located at the square. Vörösmarty Square has also in the past been called Theatre Square and Gisele Square.

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    Vorosmarty Square

    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 26, 2012

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    Vorosmarty is one of the most beautiful squares of Budapest. A Mihaly Vorosmarty statue dominates the center. The square is surrounded by a couple shopping centers, where you can buy designer clothing. There are a few cafes, notably the Gerbeaud, where you can sit outside and enjoy the day with a cup of coffee. It's pedestrian only, therefore it is a great place to stroll in the evenings (even in winter). Budapest's yearly Christmas market is located in this square. Vorosmarty Square is also only a few minutes walking distance from sights such as the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, Vaci Street, and the Great Market Hall. This beautiful and elegant square must be a stop on any visit to Budapest.

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    Vorosmarti Square

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    Vorosmarti square is very lively in a day time and nigh too, there stands Mihali Vorosmarty's white marble statue and the nice park nearby.

    The square is full of shops, small market is there too. Salespersons offer there sausages, beer and even (as I saw) - Lithuanian coats of arms! When I asked them what it is, they had no idea :)

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    Vörösmarty Square

    by gigina Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Named after a favourite patriotic Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty Square is centrally located and easy to reach from most areas of Budapest, making it an ideal location for shopping or just strolling.

    Mihály Vörösmarty
    Early 19th century Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty was an author of plays and poetry, considered by his contemporaries to be a romanticist. However, he is best known for his patriotic lyrics and it is for that reason that his statue stands in a square in the middle of Budapest. His most notable works were his national epics, noted for their beautiful language, including Zalan's Flight (1825), Erlan (1825), and Two Neighboring Castles (1831).

    The monument of Vörösmarty, erected in 1908, sits on a pedestal of 23 limestone blocks in the centre of the square and is surrounded by figures representing various classes of society, including a farmer and peasant girl, people in traditional Magyar dress, a student, and a worker with his wife and young son.

    About the Square
    Vörösmarty Square is one of the busiest places in the downtown section of Budapest. This area is a hubbub of activity, boasting stores, airline offices, antique shops, and several other retailing establishments, one of the most popular being the long-established Luxus Department Store. It is also the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca.

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    End of the road

    by mikey_e Written Jan 18, 2009

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    Vörösmarty tér is both an important square - in the sense that it is home to a number of important offices for airlines and the like - and an important subway stop, as the last one along the M1 line. Above ground, Vörösmarty tér is like any European shopping street - there are a number of large boutiques, generally belonging to standard European chains like Bershka, as well as a few well-known cafés. There is also a statue to Mihály Vörösmarty, a popular meeting point for locals.

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    The main square of the City (Till when?)

    by 1courage Updated May 3, 2008

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    This is one of the few squares that were closed for the cars even during the communist regime.
    The only big change in this place in the past 60 years was the:
    A. destruction of the ruins of the Haas Palace-a beautiful eclectic building
    B. the buildinig of the ORI palace at the end of the `60-s (mostly called Elizélt palota-spoilt palace as a connotation to the Elysée palace:) )
    C. The demolition of the ORI palace and the construction of the ING palace in 2006-2007
    This place is very well known among the tourists also because the Váci street, the main shopping street of Budapest, starts right at the southern part of the street.
    If the Március 15 square+the Ferencziek square will be transformed and/or the so called City hall project wil be realized it will probably lose it`s main square function but today this is certainly the most important square in the city centre of Pest.
    Beyond the ING building you can see here the Palace of the Stock exchange (will be shortly transformed into a luxus-residential building), the so called Luxus emporium, the Lions fountain, the Casino and...-->

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    Mihaly Vorosmarty Square

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    Located in this square is a monument dedicated to Mihaly Vorosmarty. The carrera marble statue of the late poet was created by Ede Telcs and was constructed to symbolize the Hungarian nation united in the poet’s words – “Your Homeland Hungary, serve unwaveringly” The statue was covered for some cleaning during my visit.

    You will also find many shops, the famous Gerbeaud Restaurant, a few casinos, the metro station Vorosmarty along with some famous buildings.

    Monument of Mihaly Vorosmarty Beautiful fountain decorated with a lamp and lions
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    good place to relax

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 19, 2007

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    If you're tired from all the walking (because you'll do a lot of that here!) or waiting for your boat tour but without wanting to wander off, this square is a good place to do so. Buy an ice cream, find a place to sit down on and enjoy looking at people walk by (tourists and Budapestians) or take pictures of the Buda side from here.

    When we were there, there were some restaurants with outdoor servings and some pub like places that were full of people having a good time.

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    The Vörösmarty statue

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    Right in the middle of the homonymuos square there is a very precious statue, representing an important hungarian poet of the XIX.century, Mihály Vörösmarty(1800-1855). Vörösmarty himself is sitting in the centre of the composition created in 1908 be Ede Kallós and Ede Telcs and he is sorrounded by men, women and children symbolizing the different social classes od the Society. The monument was made of one huge piece of carrara-marble was inaugurated in 1908 to commemorate this man who is among others, the writer of the second, not official, anthem of Hungary.
    This statue every winter recieves a special, not too nice nylon protection to resist the cold.

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    Vorosmarty Square

    by miman Updated Mar 21, 2007

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    Named after a favorite patriotic Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty Square is centrally located and easy to reach from most areas of Budapest, making it an ideal location for shopping or just strolling.Vörösmarty Square is one of the busiest places in the downtown section of Budapest. This area is a hubbub of activity, boasting stores, airline offices, antique shops, and several other retailing establishments, one of the most popular being the long-established Gerbeaud House, BudapestLuxus Department Store. It is also the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca. Another always-busy attractions on the square is the Gerbeaud House, a wonderful old-fashioned pastry shop owned by a Swiss family whose yummy delights have thrilled patrons for years. The cafe’s traditions go all the way back to 1858. It’s ornately decorated with marble tables and beautiful wall coverings and is large enough to hold about 300 customers at a time. Be sure to stop here for coffee and pastries! On another side of the square, you’ll find the Vigado or concert hall, built in 1859-64. A new building, housing a garage, shops and restaurants, offices, and luxury apartments recently opened on the square as well.

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    The Heart of Budapest ( 2 images )

    by nicolaitan Written Nov 26, 2006

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    Vorosmarty Square is one of the busier places in Pest, just off the river and surrounded by luxury hotels. On one side is the famous Gerbeaud House and opposite is the beginning of Vaci Utca, the main pedestrianized shopping street. Unfortunately, the side nearest the river is being reconstructed into a high rise building which will go a long way toward ruining the ambience of this other wise delightful square. There are a few restaurants, business offices, etc. on this prime real estate. The rear of a major concert hall backs the square as well. We expected the square to be busy - during Christmas, many stalls and kiosks apparently bring a lot of shoppers to the area, but on our visit the square was often nearly deserted.

    Dominating the square is a massive statue honoring Mihaily Vorosmarty (1800-55) erected in 1908. Vorosmarty was an author and playright and became a fervent patriot. Below him are figures from Hungarian life including students, farmers, and peasants. Surrounded by a small grassy park, it was surprisingly peaceful.

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    Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter)

    by Heniko Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    Named after the revered Hungarian poet and writer, Mihaly Vorosmarty, the square is centrally located just behind the major hotels on the Pest Embankment. Ede Telc's marble statue of Vorosmarty, which dominates the middle of the square, is flanked to the north by the Gerbeaud caf?, and in the opposite direction by the Luxus Department store and V?ci utca.

    It's a pleasant place to be during the summer, especially as there are no cars. The square's charming fountain, which features four water spitting lions, is invariably popular with children who try to squirt passers

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    Vorosmart sq

    by DPando Written Apr 7, 2006

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    One of the squares most visited for me during my time there is a good link to move around the city and quite beautiful but its under construction right now...that march day there was some stalls with handcrafts and local stuff ...it was quite nice to stroll looking other ways to do or weird stuff to western eyes

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